Talking Hands

A group exhibition of the Asian American Women Artists Alliance
at A.I.R. Gallery, 511 W 25 Street, NYC, July 20 - August 7, 2004

    
Miyoung Song, 100001_flagger, 2004, Iris Print ,consists of four 11 x 17 digital photography, 2' x 4'
100001_flagger
Iris Print
consists of four 11" x 17"
digital photos, 2' x 4'
2004
 

Miyoung Song

Born and raised in Korea, Miyoung Song received a BFA in sculpture in 1989 from Hong-ik University, Seoul. After graduation, she exhibited several site-specific sculptures and installations, eventually winning second place in a competition sponsored by the Korean Central Daily News for her mixed-medium sculpture, Canopy Bed. In 1991 she moved to the United States to study computer graphics and photography in Seattle, and put together her first US show. Song later attended Pratt Institute where she received an MFA in sculpture and an MS in art history. Over the last 13 years as a sculptor and multi-media installation artist, she has delved into questions about intimacy, gender, technology, class and race. Song's installations meditate on the ambiguous nature of "knowledge" given the commonly misguided desire people have for closure and permanence. She uses various techniques of layering as a metaphor for her unyielding view of real-world complexities. She overlaps tangible and virtual realities in a mediated space to reproduce the complicated connections between the sentimental (personal) past and the experiential (communal) present. In October 2002, her controversial interactive video installation, "Shoot Me I: After You Shoot?" received international media attention, including features on NY1 and Fox5 TV channels, and articles in the New York Sun, New York Post, and News Day. She lives and works in New York.

 
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